Chronic stress is prospectively associated with increased subjective sleep quality complaints, reports of insomnia, and objectively assessed sleep continuity disturbances in midlife women, according to a study in the October issue of SLEEP. According to the authors, the results raise the possibility that high levels of chronic stress may accelerate “sleep aging,” or a sleep profile that would be expected in older women.

Read the study in the journal SLEEP: Chronic Stress is Prospectively Associated with Sleep in Midlife Women: The SWAN Sleep Study